Good grief! I was off for a couple of days and missed PAGES of posts!
RVroman-Leroy, Helen/Herman (that's his name now, it just works, lol), and Little Guy are doing great. Little Guy had an apartment of his own, below Leroy and Helen/Herman, so he can't pick on them. He was absolutely climbing the walls upset that he was alone in there and could see my flock, but not get to them. So, today I put my little SLW pullet in with him. She and my SLW cockerel are smaller than the rest of the flock, about Little Guy's size, and were starting to get picked on. Well, he settled down in a matter of minutes and started showing her food and water and she was relieved to not have to run around like a roadie on stage. Tomorrow, I will try to catch the cockerel and put him in, too. He needs some relief. Hopefully, little guy won't pick on him, he's so docile. This evening Leroy and Helen/Herman were crowing in rounds. I just love hearing them. None of my other cockerels crow yet, and they're all the same age or older.
Originally Posted by averytds
So they kind of, sort of do have Frontline for people.
Okay, now don't everyone go screaming at me w/OMG!, but next time you're at the drugstore, pick up some of the expensive head lice shampoo and mosey over to the pet stuff. Then pick up a generic bottle of doggie flea/tick shampoo and compare ingredients.
You may not see those little pinhead ones, but spent the day out clearing brush or something, you'll be showering anyways....why not have a little insurance. They have to be on you for something like 24hrs for you to get sick, so why take chances.
I'm sooooo using the puppy flea-tick shampoo on us next time we're out in the tick-thicket! I would have never thought to compare the two products or to use puppy shampoo on us...I feel dumb, lol. I use Mane and Tail, and hoof laquer, why the heck not?
Originally Posted by Hawkeye95
We had SO MUCH FUN today!!!! Here we are!!
left to right:
JosieChick, ChickenDanz, Shota, Karen, Hawkeye, Trisha (our BYC names)
And the infamous Chopper the Duck ---- (Danz's duck who made the trip down)
Awww, you ladies look like you're having a ball! I can't wait 'til there's another get together, I'd love to meet those of you I haven't met yet and hang out with those I have
Danz, Chopper has gotten HUGE!
Originally Posted by cherwill
mmmmmm.....pie-caaaaaakes! Those look amazing, great job!
Originally Posted by HEChicken
Anyway, my day started with a stop at Lowes to get more lumber. Tweety, I think you said once you drive a PT Cruiser. Well, so do I and I just LOVE my car. It sometimes feels there is nothing I can't get in it but I tested that this morning. Try to picture this: I had 4 lengths of 14' 2x4's, 10 lengths of 12' 2x4 and 16 lengths of 8' 2x4s. So I started by feeding the 14-footers in through the passenger window until they hit the hatch door. They only stuck out, oh, about 6 feet, and no, I didn't have anything red to tie to them. I also realized there was not going to be enough room to put 10 12-footers in on top of them, so I opened up the back and fed those up onto the dash. They hung a few feet out the back. The 8-footers were easy after that - I just slipped them in wherever I could. Still, 16 of them take up a lot of space. I also had two 45-lb dogs with me. One had got on the floorboards in front of the passenger seat and was now trapped there. The other I told to get in the back. There was a space for her if she would lie down. She refused. So I had to pick her up and put her in and she was not very happy about it. I then got some twine from Lowes and tied the door down but it was open a couple of feet with lumber out the back, as well as the 14-footers hanging out the front window.
So down the road I go, and get stopped by a light. I hear the dog in the back moving around and then there she is - in the middle of a busy intersection. I try to grab the handbrake but can't get to it because its covered by lumber so instead I put it in gear, turn off the engine, and jump out to retrieve the dog. Put her back in the car, to the amusement of the car behind me. Or perhaps it was annoyance because by now the light was green and they were stuck there while I dealt with the dog. Keep driving, and fortunately got the next light green. Get to the next one and its red. Sit there a minute, hear a suspicious sound and there she is again. Utter a few words not fit for a family-friendly forum, and repeat putting the car in gear, turning off the engine, jumping out and grabbing the dog. She again refuses to get in, so I pick her up and I'm trying to stuff her in the back of the car when I realize the car is rolling. Darn. Was in such a hurry I didn't get the car in gear after all. So now I'm chasing the car, carrying a 45lb dog I'm still trying to stuff into a small hole in the back of the car. The car is in the middle of the intersection when I finally throw myself in the driver's seat, start the engine and continue on. For the rest of the trip, every time I use the brake I also tell the dog to "STAY". I've never been more glad to arrive at a destination. My helper was already there and he burst out laughing when he saw the car. He took a photo - I'll have to ask him to send it to me, and if he does, I'll share it.
Oh, Lord, I needed that! That sounds like something that would happen to me. Your coop is really coming along, I can't wait to see it finished!
I've been busy the last couple of days. I scored some pallets the last few days and some crates and 12"x1" lumber today, as well as some old tires for yet another project.
Had my oldest DS's class "birthday" party today, since he has a summer birthday. Cupcakes were had, milk was drunk, children rejoiced...it was a great afternoon.
Now, if we can just get the fence ordered and the coop finished before I leave on the 27th, I can rest a little easier while I'm away.
I candled my eggs the night before last, there's definitely something going on in them. Lucky for hubby (and my worry-isms), I will be able to put them in lock down the night before I leave.
Last evening, I sat in the grower pen to give treats, like I do every evening. When suddenly, one of my little BR pullets from Keena, decided to hop up on my knee. This time, instead of jumping down when I looked at her, she just stood there. She was stretching her neck, looking at me, as if to say, "Can I haz goodies?" So, I offered her my hand of BOSS, she inspected it, then decided it was safe to have some. I petted her a bit and she just plopped down on my knee and sang for me ^_^
Well, soon come the little SLW's ducking for cover behind my legs. Now, these birds NEVER want anything to do with me...e-v-e-r. They have recently become the pecking targets for the older birds. I grabbed one, held her, she climbed up on my chest, then shoulder. Now I have 2 chicks sitting on me. Then the SLW cockerel looks concerned, he can't get to his friend. I pick him up, he takes the BOSS I offer, then shimmies up to the other shoulder, around the back of my neck and over to the shoulder where the girl is.
I REALLY wish someone had been there to take a picture. I told DH, I probably looked like a crazy pigeon lady at the park, except with chickens. He was laughing pretty hard at the image he got in his head. I swear, I could just spend all day out there with them and the ducks.
Okay, so this turned out to be a reeeaaaalllly long post. That's what I get for staying off for so long, lol. Have a great day everyone. Sorry if I missed anyone